Fish Girl

by Donna Jo Napoli, David Wiesner

David Wiesner’s first graphic novel, with text by acclaimed author Donna Jo Napoli, is a beautiful, engaging, and frequently funny coming-of-age tale about a mermaid for middle grade readers.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544815124
  • ISBN-10: 0544815122
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication Date: 03/07/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 20

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  • About the Book
    The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.
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    Spring 2017 Kids' Indie Next List -- "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers" 

     

    * "Caldecott winner Wiener keeps all of the subtlety and quirkiness of his picture books, but adds the clear panel layouts and the skillful narrative flow of a well-executed graphic novel. His luminous colors add the perfect touch of magic to this graceful, gentle story..." 

    —Booklist, STARRED review 

     

    "Employing inspired composition, a masterly sense of perspective and angles, and a palette dominated by vivid blues and greens, Wiesner submerges readers in Fish Girl’s world, conveying both her affection for her home and her companion Octopus and her desire to know life outside her constricting tank... A gorgeous though cryptic offering; hand this modern-day fairy tale to those who appreciate folklore-influenced fiction." 

    —School Library Journal 

     

    "...startling and memorable..." 

    —Bulletin 

     

    "Napoli (Dark Shimmer) and Wiesner (Mr. Wuffles!) create a plot that crackles, and Wiesner’s graceful, classically proportioned artwork makes the story’s fantastical elements clear and believable." 

     —Publishers Weekly 

     

    "A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed." 

     —Kirkus

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